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Saturday, September 14, 2013

F/T - Knowledge Mgmt Mgr, Grant Thornton (NY)

Financial Services- Knowledge Management Manager, Grant Thornton – NY

Grant Thornton is seeking a Knowledge Management Manager to  drive and manage the knowledge sharing processes within the Financial Services Industry community practice in Grant Thornton’s Advisory Services.
The knowledge manager has four main areas of responsibility:
* To work with leadership to promote re-use across service lines and geographies through the integration of effective Knowledge Management (KM) into the financial services industry community and processes.
* To ensure that the best, relevant information for their community of practice (COP) area is accessible to all personnel who need to use it (i.e., primary and secondary audiences) and that this knowledge is accurate and complete.
* To work with the Advisory – Financial Services Leader in leading special projects to drive and develop depth of industry knowledge across regions local office, sector practice leaders and external client servers within the industry footprint..
* To work with the Grant Thornton KM Central team to continue to build and enhance the Grant Thornton knowledge sharing organization and KM solution, and employ continuous improvements to meet the needs of the users.


Minimum Requirements:
* Bachelor’s degree in business, accounting, communications, marketing or other related business field
* Minimum of 7 years of experience in a professional services or related business field – Understand the business of professional services and how a partnership operates.
* Minimum of 3 years of Knowledge Management experience.
* A highly motivated, self-starter with the ability to plan, create and execute own ideas
* A high level of comfort with the ambiguity and uncertainty that comes with rapid growth and change
* Confidence and poise. Ability to present, instruct and interact with personnel at all levels
* Ability to effectively work with personnel at all levels and in teams, and with top level management
* Conceptually-proficient and Capabilities Understanding-proficient in many software platforms including: content management systems, collaboration/groupware systems, intranets, extranets and internet technologies.
* Ability to identify what knowledge is important to his/her COP constituents
* Ability to implement the various KM people, process and technology components within his/her COP
* Hands-on experience and strong proficiency with Microsoft Office, Internet Explorer/Web Browsers, E-mail and other personal technologies
* Strong project management, organizational skills and attention to detail
* Ability to develop and apply, both creative and sensible approaches to execution plans and problems/issues as they arise
* Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written

Desirable characteristics:
* Knowledge of Grant Thornton service lines, industries, and culture
* Financial services industry knowledge and experience
* KM experience across an organization or multiple communities

To apply: